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Hexoskin and SensorUp partner to improve first responder safety using internet of things

Washington, D.C. (January 12, 2016) -- Hexoskin and SensorUp have partnered to showcase an internet of things-based system designed to help keep first responders safer. The project was funded by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to demonstrate how integrating existing Internet of Things sensor technologies using a standards-based approach can support first responder missions. The technology was demonstrated at DHS S&T headquarters in Washington, DC. Hexoskin smart shirts worn by first responders collect first responders’ biometrics in near real-time (one-second delay). When a first responder in the field approaches a critical state, situation managers are alerted, and can respond to the danger immediately.

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